When you read the title, perseverance, you might be reminded of the effort put forth by The Society Of Abrasive Water Molecules as they continue to refine the shape of this masterpiece. I'm reminded of the effort I put forth in trekking to and from this location two days in a row. I rarely had a good opportunity to leave the creek along the way. At times it was a little tricky trying to avoid the deep pools without getting stuck in the mud near the banks. Sometimes I had to backtrack to cross over to the other side.
On my first visit I left early to explore a faint path which I hoped would be a viable overland escape route. I did not chose wisely. My shorts (which worked well in the creek) did little to protect me from the briers and heavy vegetation I ultimately had to wade through. I eventually got through, but I couldn't help but worry about any slithering creatures which I may have disturbed along the way.
After I reviewed my pictures that evening I was a little disappointed. It occurred to me that the beautiful close up shots I took of portions of the cascades could be somewhat replicated at any one of a number of waterfalls I have visited. So I waded the creek again the next evening to try some compositions which included the entire waterfall and some of surrounding area.
Bright sunshine and harsh shadows greeted me upon arrival both days so I got better results after the sun dipped behind the trees. That didn't leave a lot of time for photography since I wanted to get back to civilization before dark.
This is Jock Falls in Wayne County.
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